Dancing Cheek to Cheek: An Intimate History of Dance

2018
59:00

April 30, 2016

Expired 3.0 2 x
Len Goodman and Lucy Worsley explore how dancing went from being frowned upon as dangerous and debauched in the 17th century to being celebrated as an essential social skill in the 18th century. The pair begin by joining a group of performing arts students on Ickwell village green to learn the cushion dance, a 17th-century...
Episodes 2016
1:00:00

May 14, 2016

Expired 3.0 12 x
Len Goodman and Lucy Worsley discover how the first few decades of the 20th century witnessed the most rapid and revolutionary change in the history of British dance. The bold new sound of ragtime music arrived on our shores from America and paved the way for wave after wave of new dances that would take the dance floor by...
1:00:00

May 7, 2016

Expired 3.0 9 x
Len Goodman and Lucy Worsley reveal how Britain's dance floors were revolutionised in the 19th century as the slow and stately dances of an earlier era were replaced with new dances that were faster, freer and a lot more fun.
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